The Mabinogion

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THE MABINOGION.

 

 

THE

MABINOGION,

FROM
THE WELSH OF THE LLYFR COCH HERGEST
(THE RED BOOK OF HERGEST)
IN THE LIBRARY OF JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD.


TRANSLATED, WITH NOTES,
BY
LADY CHARLOTTE GUEST.

LONDON:
BERNARD QUARITCH, 15 PICCADILLY.
1877.

 

 

LONDON:
WYMAN AND SONS, PRINTERS, GREAT QUEEN STREET,
LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS, W. C.

 

 

TO IVOR AND MERTHYR.




My dear Children,

Infants as you yet are, I feel that I cannot dedicate more fitly than to you these venerable relics of ancient lore, and I do so in the hope of inciting you to cultivate the Literature of "Gwyllt Walia," in whose beautiful language you are being initiated, and amongst whose free mountains you were born.

May you become early imbued with the chivalric and exalted sense of honour, and the fervent patriotism for which its sons have ever been celebrated.

May you learn to emulate the noble qualities of Ivor Hael, and the firm attachment to your Native Country, which distinguished that Ivor Bach, after whom the elder of you was named.

I am,

Your affectionate Mother,

C. E. GUEST.

Dowlais, August 29th, 1838.

 

 

CONTENTS.




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Notes to the Lady of the Fountain
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Versions in other Languages
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Note on the Forest of Breceliande, &c.
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Llyn Dulyn in Snowdon
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Notes to Peredur the Son of Evrawc
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Notice of various other Versions
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Notes to Geraint
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Notice of various other Versions
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Notes to Kilhwch and Olwen
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Notes to the Dream of Rhonabwy
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Note to Pwyll Prince of Dyved
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Notes to Branwen the Daughter of Llyr
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Note to Manawyddan the Son of Llyr
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Notes to Math the Son of Mathonwy
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Note to Maxen Wledig
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Note to Lludd and Llevelys
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Notes to Taliesin
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